Chris has worked as a psychologist, director of state government community services and as an academic. For the last 15 years she has worked as an independent consultant with people with disabilities, families, non-government and government agencies, across Australia and particularly in Victoria.She is a member of the Living with Disability research program.
This work has involved research, policy development and numerous service evaluations, consultative and planning processes. She has maintained a strong focus on research and practice issues particularly for people with cognitive impairments and regularly participates in conferences and through publications. Chris' work has involved understanding the implications and possibilities of policy for people with disabilities from the perspectives of individuals living with various developmental and acquired disabilities, their families and friends and service providers, including particular issues for those in rural and regional locations. Positions held:
Adjunct Professor, La Trobe University, Health Sciences, 2013 -
Taskforce member: 2011-2013 2013- Victorian NDIS Implementation Taskforce
Acting Director, Disability Program, ACTCC, 2002.
Director, Grimwood P/L Consultancy Group, 1995- present - Director, Positive Behaviour & Change P/L Consultancy group, 1997- 2001
Course Coordinator and lecturer (Special Education & Psychology) La Trobe University Bendigo, 1991-1995
Regional Director, Department of Community Services, Loddon Campaspe Region, 1989-1991
Regional Coordinator, Intellectual Disability Services, 1983-1989
Team Leader, Early Intervention, IDS, 1981-1983
Psychologist, Department of School Education, 1977-1981